Dodging Responsibility

My best friend says that I am exhibiting “drug seeking behavior.” This is something that people who don’t use drugs say to people who...

Becoming Self-Aware

There is a cup in my sink that reads “Drink and Be Merry.” It has been there for over two months now. The liquid...

Being a Good Son

This is very hard to say, but if I’m going to be a good son I must say it: I gave my mother HIV. And...

Things We Don’t Say Out Loud

This is the truth. I’m still terrified of dying of AIDS. I’ve been HIV-positive for fifteen years. And over those fifteen revolutions around the...

The Magic of Butterflies

My religion is pretty basic: Love, God, and Butterflies. Butterflies being the one I rely on when all else fails me, and the night...

A Collection of Attributes

Brave New World by Corey Saucier I am black, gay, poor, and HIV-positive. In most circles these are not the most beautiful things a person can...

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